More than half a million mourners turned out on Monday for the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, an Iraqi-born sage who transformed an Israeli underclass of Sephardic Jews of Middle East heritage into a powerful political force.
Meals on Wheels may disappear, Iran sanctions are at risk and yoga is filling in the gaps. This is what the federal government shutdown looks like in Jewish Washington.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a new round of talks on Monday, picking up the tempo of their meetings at the request of the United States in the face of widespread scepticism that they will ever reach a deal.
A fan of the British Tottenham soccer club was arrested for chanting “yid” during a home match.
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
The synagogue in the Czech Republic village of Ckyne was rededicated, culminating a restoration project that took more than two decades.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie strongly advocated for charter schools, vouchers, and other forms of school choice during an Orthodox Union-sponsored Legislative Breakfast.
El Al agents in the Netherlands exercised racial discrimination against dark-skinned passengers, a Dutch government judicial watchdog on human rights has ruled.5
American expatriate Nancy Kissel appeared in a Hong Kong court on Monday seeking to overturn her conviction for the murder of her Merril Lynch banker husband.
Women of the Wall has agreed in principle to pray in a new egalitarian space adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza, provided that the new section meets several of its conditions regarding the new section’s design and management.
Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and Germany’s Thomas Suedhof won the 2013 Nobel medicine prize for their work on how hormones are transported within and outside cells, giving insight into diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
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